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chris christie, who has been pretty vocal about an issue that he brought to light himself, his own weight. take a listen to how he's responding to a former white house doctor critique his fitness. >> if she wants to get on a plane and come here to new jersey and ask me if she wants to examine me and review my medical history, i'll have a conversation with her about that. until that time, she should shut up. >> admiral, i want to ask you, the temperament of chris christie as a politician to be thrown onto a world stage. do you think he's got that under control? >> you know, i have seen governor christie and i don't know him, speak up very well and forcefully for his constituents like in hurricane sandy. in this case, that white house staffer is a retired navy admiral, and i think she spoke up in support of him. i think that kind of response was, quite frankly, and some of his responses would make me feel uncomfortable as a citizen, but that doesn't preclude him from being a very viable presidential candidate, but in a sense i think to some degree that as this goes forward, whether i
on that and bring it to you right here. well, if nnl new jersey governor chris christie thought that getting out front on his weight issue and laughing about it on late night would silence his critics, well, it didn't work. instead the tough-talking republican who famously downed a donut on letterman has brought on a firestorm of talk. does his weight weigh heavy on his political future? joining us now live is michael simons, the statehouse reporter for the asbury press, and he is the author of chris christie, the inside story of his rise to power. just before the governor's late night appearance, it gives him this all-time high favorability rating. 70% of voters in your state like him. even a majority of democrats. the weight is not holding him back in new jersey. does it make a difference on a national stage? >> aink that becomes one of the first conversations he has to have almost any time he is being introduced to a new audience. you can't, obviously, ignore the fact that he is overweight, and i think that as he gets out on the national stage will he have to talk about it. he doesn't want th
or find us on facebook. >>> coming up, governor chris christie confronts his weight issue and does so head-on with a jelly doughnut and david letterman. you've got to do it for yourself. the pollee side bar is ahead. ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> so on this day in black history, we take a look at the life of essie may washington williams, the biracial child of the late senator strom thurmond, who died yesterday at the age of 87. william washington, who was the daughter of thurmond, the straunch segregationalist and his family's black maid, never revealed her identity, because in her words, he trusted me and i respected him in reference to her father. it was in 2003 thatstrom th str thurmond that washington came forward about this secret that had been rumored for decades. >>> another twist
. appreciate it. >>> governor chris christie gets serious about the scale. it is time now for the poly side bar. just one day after joke around with david letterman about his weight, the governor admitted it's really not something to laugh about. >> of course i care about it. and i'm making the best effort i can. and sometimes i'm successful, and other times i'm not. and sometimes periods of great success are followed by periods of great failure. >> governor christie says his doctor often warns him of the health risks of being overweight. >>> comedian chris rock might joke around about gun violence, but he's really serious about this issue. he's in washington, d.c. right now teaming up with other celebrities, members of congress, and mayors against illegal guns in support of the president's gun violence plan. >>> senator marco rubio showed off his not so serious side during an interview yesterday, and get this, his love of '90s rap music, particularly tupac. >> i think that tupac's lyrics are probably more insightful, in my opinion, with all apologies to the biggie fans. >> so actress ashley ju
of his nomination of senate and him talking about energy policy and chris christie bashing climate change post sandy, we have possibly the coalition to create energy policy that has failed in president obama's first term and it will be swallowed down because in term of the politics of winning, you have gore and kerry saying policy equals job creation and that is about the economy. >> i thought the left was against personal enrichment at the cost of the environment. >> al had this position before when he was flying private jets and the question was how does it square with climate change. in a sense, al is hoisted by his own batard, if that if erp to come out and say, we all live in a carbon intensive environment, we cannot all sit in a studio and say, i do not want to have any business with carbon, because here we are with lights and carpeting. >> but the studio does not pay me $50 million. >> nor me. but you cannot opt out of the system. he has not been good at recognizing that we live in the world that we live in and we are trying to get to a different world but -- >> is there an expecta
on hometown races first and that's what new jersey governor chris christie about to do. tomorrow he'll kick off a campaign with a dinner reception. top ticket price? $50,000. you and a guest will get a photo with the governor as well. let's go to the political playground for more. in addition to the fancy re-election dinner tomorrow, he will make his first appearance on "late night with david letterman." must see tv with the equally outspoken governor and late night host. if you thought former massachusetts congressman barney frank was disappointed about not being picked as interim senator from massachusetts, think again. frank, yesterday he made a stage appearance on "fiorello." barney frank playing a conservative senator. that's acting. >>> singer kelly clarkson more worried about her wedding than the funny thing that happened to her at inauguration. bill clinton photo bombed her. she said she finds the look on his face and the fact that someone caught him pretty funny. >>> up next, the latest on the murder of a former u.s. navy s.e.a.l. at a texas gun range. details about who he was and
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